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Four Discourses Against The Arians

Gelesen von Jonathan Lange

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In spite of Nicea's condemnation of Arius in 325, Arianism was far from dead. For decades after Nicea, political intrigue and personality clashes continued to confuse the doctrinal issues. Additionally, the line separating othodoxy from Arianism was blurred by a number of "semi-Arians" who agreed with the theology of orthodoxy but continued to object to the "homoousios" of the Nicene Formula. In this milieu, Athanasius of Alexandria tirelessly worked to cut through the confusion and restore unity. Sometimes alone against the world, Athanasius rejected all attempts at unity through ambiguity and strove for unity through clarity. His Four Discourses Against the Arians are the culmination of these efforts. By these, Athanasius successfully defended the theology of the Nicene Formula and united the orthodox Church. For doing so, Athanasius holds an honored place in Church history. (summary by Jonathan Lange) (11 hr 36 min)

Chapters

I.1 Introduction

9:49

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I.2 Extracts from the Thalia of Arius

8:09

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I.3 The Importance of the Subject

10:34

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I.4 That the Son is Eternal and Increate

10:33

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I.5 That the Son is Eternal and Increate, continued

9:32

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I.6 That the Son is Eternal and Increate, continued

16:56

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I.7 Objections to the Foregoing Proof

10:38

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I.8 Objections continued

10:41

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I.9 Objections continued

12:36

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I.10 Objections continued

6:48

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I.11 Texts Explained 1st: Philippians 2:9-10

26:01

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I.12 Texts Explained 2nd: Psalm 45:7-8

21:09

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I.13 Texts Explained 3rd: Hebrews 1:4

33:15

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II.14 Texts Explained 4th: Hebrews 3:2

31:33

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II.15 Texts Explained 5th: Acts 2:36

19:45

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II.16 Introductory to Proverbs 8:22, that the Son is not a Creature

17:31

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II.17 That the Son is not a Creature, continued

17:59

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II.18 That the Son is not a Creature, continued

36:34

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II.19 Texts Explained 6th: Proverbs 8:22

19:31

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II.20 Texts Explained 6th: Proverbs 8:22, continued

17:00

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II.21 Texts Explained 6th: Proverbs 8:22, continued

45:19

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II.22 Context of Proverbs 8:22, viz. 22-30

28:04

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III.23 Texts Explained 7th: John 14:10, Introduction

17:33

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III.24 Texts Explained 8th: John 17:3, and the like

8:59

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III.25 Texts Explained 9th: John 10:30, 17:11, etc.

45:41

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III.26 Introductory to Texts from the Gospels on the Incarnation

26:59

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III.27 Texts Explained 10th: Matthew 11:27, John 3:35, etc.

16:27

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III.28 Texts Explained 11th: Mark 13:32, Luke 2:52

30:07

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III.29 Texts Explained 12th: Matthew 26:29, John 12:27, etc.

13:13

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III.30 Objections continued (as in Chapters 7-10)

28:59

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IV. The Substantiality of the Word, § 1-7

17:40

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IV. The Distinction of Divine Persons, § 8-14

15:37

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IV. The Identity of Word and Son, § 15-25

29:57

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IV. That the Son is the Co-existing Word, argued from the Scriptures, § 26-36

25:17

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St Athanasius' Discourses are the BEST exposition of Christology! Jonathan Lang is a VERY FINE reader!